Saturday August 10th 2013 Tim Candler
One of my most favorite passages is this :
"Well, I reckon that there's a lotta dames playin' around like Cactus
Lizzie. They're afraid of spiders but they'd just as soon stick a
stiletto into their boy friend as call for a chocolate sundae."
It's from page 4 of Peter
Cheyney's tale "Dames Don't Care." For years and years I thought he
was an American writer, but he wasn't. He was a Londoner. French
illustrators adored his work. The USA preferred Dashiell
Hammett, until he was black listed.